The Freedom Route has been initiated by various KwaZulu-Natal tourism stakeholders to promote the freedom related struggles of especially the main freedom icons of this province such as Mahatma Gandhi, John Langalibalele Dube, Alan Paton, Albert Luthuli, Nelson Mandela and others.
The Freedom Route will take you on a journey into the history of our heroes that have helped shape South Africa into a Rainbow Nation.other freedom related sites around Durban and Pietennaritzburg have also been included to allow tourists to package their own special tour according to their field of interest and to encourage tourists to visit these fascinating historical places, which are In close vicinity to each other.
The freedom nodes around Durban include the KwaMuhle Museum, Cato Manor and other townships around Durban, the Inands Heritage Route, which includes Mahatma Gandhi's Phoenix Settlement and Dr John Dube's Ohlange Institute, and the Luthuli Museum in Groutville.
The freedom nodes around Pietermaritzburg include the Pietermaritzburg Train Station, The Old Prison, Edendala and Mbali routas. the Gandhi Statue, the Alan Paton Centre, Sobantu Township, Manaye Hall and the Nelson Mandela Capture site near Howick.
The Freedom Route will give the tourist an amazing insight into the freedom struggles of the Past, the Present and the Future and will ensure a deep appreciation of all the endeavours and perseverance of the wondarful people of KwaZulu Natal.
Click here to download an electronic version of the brochure for this route.